Local High School Boys’ Volleyball Teams in Action

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(Photo by Sebastian Moore / OUTLOOK) - Poly’s Cole Mallinger had two kills and six blocks to help the Panthers defeat Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia.

First published in the April 21 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

The Polytechnic varsity boys’ volleyball team recently suffered consecutive Prep League losses after defeating Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia in its return to action.
The Panthers lost a league matchup to visiting Providence High of Burbank, 19-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 7-15, last Thursday after being swept by visiting crosstown rival Flintridge Prep, 15-25, 16-25, 23-25, on Tuesday. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
Poly defeated host Rio Hondo Prep in a four-set battle, 13-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22 recently. Pierre Vincent led with 10 kills and two aces, while Scout Hollingsworth added nine kills
Alejandro Ceva finished with five kills and two blocks, while Cole Mallinger posted two kills and six blocks.
The third-place Panthers (8-7 overall, 3-4 in league) are a match behind Providence in the league standings and will host Alhambra in a nonleague matchup on Thursday, April 21, at 5 p.m.

FLINTRIDGE PREP
The Wolves recently competed in the Crescenta Valley Tournament, losing to Upland, 18-25, 14-25, but defeating Simi Valley, 2-0, on Saturday. Flintridge Prep previously lost to Thousand Oaks, 19-25, 17-25, but swept Carson and Damien High of La Verne last Friday.
Flintridge Prep won its eighth consecutive match by dominating visiting Palos Verdes Chadwick, 25-8, 25-6, 25-8, last Wednesday to remain undefeated in Prep League play.
The visiting Wolves also collected a league sweep over crosstown rival Polytechnic, 25-15, 25-16, 25-23, last Tuesday. Flintridge Prep added a league victory by downing visiting Providence High of Burbank, 25-17, 25-19, 25-9. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
First-place Flintridge Prep (19-4 overall, 8-0 in league) will travel to La Cañada for a nonleague match on Friday, April 22, at 5 p.m.

MARANATHA
The Minutemen were swept at Valley Christian High of Cerritos in an Olympic League match for their regular-season finale, 13-25, 7-25, 14-25, last Tuesday.
Maranatha was previously swept by visiting Glendale, 12-25, 23-25, 19-25, in a nonleague match recently. Junior Lucas Da costa led with 15 kills, one ace and six digs, junior Alec Smith posted 13 kills and four blocks, and Junior Luke Deverian registered 35 assists and seven digs. Senior Landon Grohs had four kills, senior Cole Demonteverde finished with two kills, four blocks and four digs, and sophomore Bryan Chi recorded two kills and eight digs. Senior Samuel Li tallied two kills and three digs, junior Andrew Round produced three aces and seven digs, and senior Eric Miles notched six digs.
The Minutemen were defeated in a league matchup at Village Christian High of Sun Valley, 17-25, 14-25, 23-15. Smith posted seven kills and three blocks, while Da costa collected four kills and 11 digs. Chi produced three kills and 15 digs, Grohs notched two kills, three blocks and four digs, and Deverian finished with 15 assists and five digs. Demonteverde recorded one kill and 12 digs, while Round tallied seven digs.
Maranatha (6-10 overall) finished the regular season tied with Whittier Christian High of La Habra for third place in the league standings with 1-5 records.

ST. FRANCIS
The Golden Knights picked up a sweeping victory over visiting Harvard-Westlake High of Studio City, 25-11, 25-22, 25-16, in a Mission League match last Wednesday. Sophomore Titus Rodz led with 11 kills and five digs, while sophomore Will Martinez added 10 kills. Junior Gabe Metcalf collected 33 assists, one kill and five digs, senior Robert Nardoni registered eight kills, four aces and 12 digs, and junior Blake Welsh posted seven kills. Junior Trevor Shackleton recorded two aces and seven, junior Drew Miller produced one ace and three digs, junior Aj Lopez had one ace and four digs, and seniors Mason Hasbrouck and Ben Ferguson each finished with one kill.
SFHS won its third straight match by defeating visiting Alemany High of Mission Hills, 25-15, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, in a nonleague contest last Tuesday. Nardoni collected 16 kills and 12 digs, Rodz posted 12 kills, one ace and 17 digs, and Metcalf tallied 36 assists, 21 digs and three kills. Welsh notched six kills and three blocks, senior Vince Ciampa registered seven kills, and Ferguson produced four kills. Martinez and Hasbrouck each had three kills, while Lopez finished with one ace and nine digs.
The visiting Golden Knights edged Windward High of Los Angeles, 19-25, 25-15, 25-27, 25-21, 15-6, in a nonleague matchup. Nardoni collected a team-high 26 kills with one ace and 13 digs, while Rodz posted 14 kills, one ace and 20 digs. Metcalf compiled 49 assists, nine digs, two aces and one kill, while Welsh and Ciampa finished with eight and seven kills, respectively. Hasbrouck added two kills, and freshman Ryan Bender had one kill.
Third-place St. Francis (19-6-1 overall, 4-2 in league) is scheduled to compete in the Redondo Varsity Classic, which begins on Friday, April 22. The Golden Knights’ opening opponent was undetermined by the Pasadena Outlook’s press deadline.

LA SALLE
The visiting Lancers registered a Del Rey League victory at Bishop Amat High of La Puente, 3-1, last Tuesday. La Salle lost a league matchup to visiting Bishop Montgomery High of Torrance, 3-1, last Monday. The Lancers tallied a league victory over visiting Cathedral High of Los Angeles, 25-23, 25-18, 25-23, in a league matchup. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
The third-place Lancers (7-16 overall, 4-4 in league) will host Bishop Montgomery in a league rematch on Tuesday, April 26, at 5 p.m.